Voter’s Edge California
Get the facts before you vote.
Brought to you by
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund
San Mateo County Libraries Voter Guide@SMCLibraries
June 7, 2016 — California Primary Election
We depend on your support.
Invest in unbiased information

Text VOTE to 52000 to donate $10.

With your support, we can reach and inform more voters.

Donate now to spread the word.


Orange County Board of EducationCandidate for Trustee, Trustee Area 4

Photo of Chris Norby

Chris Norby

Retired Orange County Teacher
31,095 votes (34.2%)
Use tab to activate the candidate button. Use "return" to select this candidate. You can access your list by navigating to 'My Choices'.
For more in-depth information on this candidate, follow the links for each tab in this section. For most screenreaders, you can hit Return or Enter to enter a tab and read the content within.
Candidate has provided information.
Thank candidate for sharing their information on Voter's Edge.

My Top 3 Priorities

  • Accountability for parents...
  • Transparency for taxpayers.
  • High standards for teachers.



Profession:Retired Teacher
Member, State Assembly, California State Legislature — Elected position (2010–2012)
Supervisor, Orange County Board of Supervisors — Elected position (2003–2010)
Board Member, Orange County Transportation Authority — Appointed position (2003–2010)
Teacher, Brea-Olinda Unified School District (1986–2002)
Mayor, City Council, City of Fullerton — Elected position (1984–2002)


Cal State Fullerton M.A., History (1988)
Occidental College BA, Religious Studies (1972)

Community Activities

Member, Fullerton HS PTSA (2015–current)
Mamber, Beechwood School PTSA (2015–current)
Member, Fullerton HS Aquatics Booster Club (2014–current)
Member, Wilshire Avenue Community Church (2010–current)


Classroom high school teeacher (history, civics) 27 years.

Fullerton Mayor & City Council, 18 years

Orange County Supervisor, 4th District

California State Assembly, 72nd District

Education: B.A., Occidental College, M.A., Cal State Fullerton.

Father of 5 children, with 4 still attending public schools

Who supports this candidate?

Elected Officials (3)

  • Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait
  • Orange County Supervisor Michelle Steel
  • Orange County Supervisor Shawn Nelson

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

Government exists to protect our freedoms and provide certain basic services. 

Education is one of those services, and should be accountable to taxpayers, parents and students. Teachers shopuld be held to the highest standards, and be compensated fairly to attract the best talent. Parents should have educational options, not one-size-fits all mandates.

As a former teacher and elected official at the city, county and state level, I have the experience and knowledge to make a difference on the Orange County Board of Education. 

Position Papers



Accountability, Performance and Standards.

Our schools should be accountable to parents, offering them options and providing constant interaction as to their students' performance. Schools should provide value to taxpayers in operations and facilities investment. Schools should be responsible to local elected officials, not top-down state or federal mandates such as Common Core.


Teachers should earm competitive salaries to attract and retain the best talent, then given the training and administrative support to meet the highest standards of classroom performance.





School Accountability


School Accountability

Schools must be accountable to students by using their time wisely and maximizing effective teaching strategies. Schools must be accountable to taxpayers with transparent fincancial practices. Schools must be accountable to parents with effective communication and interaction. Schools must be accountable to teachers and staff by providing fair compensation and training to mazimize effectiveness.

Candidate Contact Info

Please share this site to help others research their voting choices.